Terminal moneymakers and timber skyscrapers

This Friday we’re highlighting compelling work in the built environment, from Arup and beyond.

1. Scientific American profiles airport terminals around the world, showcasing how the latest technology allows airlines to compete for the easiest and most efficient passenger experience.

2. Architectural Digest features Thomas Heatherwick’s Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, set within the confines of a historic Cape Town grain silo.

3. The Guardian questions whether timber could be the future of tall buildings.

4. In ArchitectureBoston, William Rankin argues that although spatial tools and data sets have made the stand-alone map seemingly obsolete, cartography is more important than ever.

5. Engineering News-Record details the Transbay Transit Center’s seismic design, which will allow for immediate occupancy after a magnitude-8 earthquake. (Purchase or subscription required.)

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